Yesterday was hard, and that's okay. A sweet friend reminded me of that verse in Proverbs where it says
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life."
My friend reminded me that it was okay to be sad and weary cause our hope had been deferred a lot over the past 2.5 years. I'm glad God knew hardships would happen and that I would need a reminder in His word that being sad about things not coming to pass yet- was allowed and that it's normal. Thousands of years ago He planted scripture in The Word that would still be relevant truth for me today. In this season of August 2017, He made provision for my heart and for the way I felt yesterday and those thousands of years ago verses soothed my hurting heart.
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life." Proverbs 13:12
Being disappointed is inevitable as we journey through life and it's okay to be sad about things not going the way you thought, it happens - but if we stay there, we never experience the next part of the verse- "a dream fulfilled is a tree of life." God knew what He was doing in creating that verse - because He knew we would need a reminder to not stay in hopelessness. We must make the choice to allow God to restore our hope so that we can press in to see the dream fulfilled. Dreams made reality are just hopes we never let die.
Yesterday, when I shared about not being able to move in on our stories, we were flooded with responses of love, support, & prayer from all of you who have walked our huskey house journey with us. We were undone. The support that all of you have given to my husband and I has been overwhelmingly beautiful. And in the midst of disappointment, we were yet again reminded that God has always, and will always, make provision to tend to our hearts and restore our hope. We are beyond grateful for a community that meets us where we are at yet won't let our hope stay deferred, won't let it die out and keeps speaking life and love over us to champion us on towards the goal - to see this dream fulfilled and to experience the tree of life. #thehuskeyhouse